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Africa miscellanea

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113

Scope and Contents

A wide range of material relating to different parts of Africa, notably Nigeria, Rhodesia, South Africa and Uganda. Many of the papers relate to Europeans who worked in Africa, including army officers and missionaries. A number of the collections are comprised of single items, such as letters or artwork. There is also a significant amount of photocopied material. The titles and captions, including the names of institutions, have been recorded as found and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation.


  • Creation: 1792 - 2003

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


6 item(s) (6 plastic sleeves) : art work/card/disk/paper/photograph

4 archive box(es) (4 boxes)

2 folder(s)

1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

1 item(s) (1 watercolour)

Language of Materials

Multiple languages

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975); MSS Addenda.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collections were received by the R.C.S. from a number of different sources, details of which are given with the relevant collection.


This collection level description was created by RAS.



Includes index.
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Repository Details

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